Ruby Island

January 6th, 2013 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

Seven of us decided to kayak to Ruby Island on Lake on Saturday. It was a brilliant thing to do. Around 45 minutes each way, and a picnic lunch on the island.

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This is the view from the picnic area we found on the island.

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The group getting the bubbles and sandwiches out for lunch.

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Tea Party Girl playing frisbee.

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The view from the front of the island. Could never get sick of it.

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Part of the island. It take barely 20 minutes to do a loop around it.

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The view inland. Lovely clear waters.

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Part of the track around the island.

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Handy Girl coming into land.

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It was such a hot day, a couple of us went around the lake and decided to go in for a swim. We learnt that no matter how hot the day, the water is still freezing! I lasted five minutes or so. despite the cold was a nice way to finish the day, before heading back home for drinks.

Definitely loving my Wanaka experience. Not spent much time here since I was a student and working on Cardrona Skifield.

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8 Responses to “Ruby Island”

  1. tknorriss (327 comments) says:

    Thanks for all the pics DPF.

    I don’t know if you plan to head back into Cromwell. However, it is well worth the 40 minute drive to go to the resturaunt at the Mount Difficulty Winery. The food is fantastic, and the scenery is to die for. Just came back from the region myself, and that was one of the highlights for us. We needed to book in advance to get in because its quite popular.

    Here is a link:

    http://www.mtdifficulty.co.nz/cellardoor/restaurant.html

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  2. Fletch (6,032 comments) says:

    OK, I have to ask – how did Tea Party Girl and Handy Girl get their names?

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  3. beautox (430 comments) says:

    What do they call you? Blogger Boy? Or ruder than that?

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  4. pq (728 comments) says:

    excellent Farrar, slowly becoming a real bloke

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  5. David Farrar (1,858 comments) says:

    Nicknames used on this blog are not generally nicknames previously in use by those individuals. To avoid my friendss names being caught in search engines, I assign them a nickname based on something about them. In the case of Tea Party Girl she has a connection to Boston and for Handy Girl, it is a play on her surname.

    No one calls me Blogger Boy. I am called DPF or David by my friends, or Farrar if they wish to annoy me.

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  6. Belinda (126 comments) says:

    What stunning pics and a great reminder of why some of us love our country so much despite its flaws.

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  7. pq (728 comments) says:

    Farrar

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  8. pq (728 comments) says:

    Farrar is doing well, he has been to South Island, he has learned more about our beautiful con but he is still a Nat party stooge.

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